Weng Meiling is not nervous about buying a house in Hong Kong in 1997

[Interview with Aarong]
Weng Meiling says, "I'm always saying, I've seen a lot of things." She also says, "Just be ordinary, you'll soon be done with your life, so why think so much about it."

Sometimes she says that she is really old-fashioned, as if she has suffered many blows and setbacks. But when it comes down to it, she'll say, "I've been doing everything well since I was a kid."

I said, "You've had more success than anyone else in buying a flat, and you're still complaining about that".

She laughed and asked, "How did it go so well?"

"When you wanted to buy a flat, you just happened to know Cheung Chung, and when you became his 'daughter', he just happened to be selling his flat because he wanted to move to another place. So you didn't have to go through all the trouble of finding a cheap flat." She agreed.

I asked her why she had such confidence in Hong Kong.

She said, "It is not a question of confidence, I still have to pay a few thousand dollars a month to rent a flat. Why don't we just pay a few thousand dollars a month and buy it? I can finally have a house of my own. If I don't get rich in a few decades, I will still have a house. And with a house, I have a goal to earn money to pay off my debts for the next ten years. Having my own house reminds me that I have something that belongs to me in Hong Kong," she says cheerfully.

She has lived in Hong Kong for eight years, and is a British passport holder.

She said, "I don't think  I'll live there if my husband lives there."

What does she think about the signing of the agreement?

She said, "Because I already have a foreign Passport, I am not too worried about 1997. I've never been too concerned about the 1997 issue. I haven't read the agreement in detail, but I don't think there will be any major changes in Hong Kong. If there is a change, it will be many years from now. Our children and grandchildren will have their own plans by then.  I think the most important thing is to be able to satisfy our own needs in the next few decades. Hong Kong is a stepping stone for many places, and it seems possible for Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong.  It seems possible for Hong Kong to be ruled by Hong Kong people because Hong Kong has been ruled by outsiders for decades. It is like a housekeeper who has never had any money and is suddenly given a lot of money. If he is suddenly given a lot of money, he will not know what to do with it."


source: http://www.barbarayung.net/ (Ming Pao Weekly NO.829 p14)

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